This is the knife you buy. 8-inch chef’s knives are the gold standard prep tool in any successful kitchen; start your collection with this versatile, finely crafted Kiritsuke knife and you’re well on your way to culinary greatness. The multi-purpose knife style, treasured by master chefs in Japan, features a straighter edge, so it's excellent for slicing, push cuts, julienning, dicing, and brunoising. It's particularly useful for cleaning and portioning boneless proteins and fish. And it looks… incredible.